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Review of Mytoi

Mytoi
Ranked #5 of 41 things to do in Edgartown
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Enter a secluded world of designed Japanese elegance in this garden environment of exotic and native plantings that encircle a serene pond.
new york
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44 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“If you're there...”
Reviewed 11 October 2013

We took a drive around Chappaquidick to see what we could see and stopped at the gardens. They have some nice plantings but it is small but serene. They run tours out to the lighthouse from there also. Nothing much else to see there (except we did find a little semi-private 9-hole golf course that it seems not too many people know about) so if you go over to Chappy, stop at the garden. I know a lot of volunteers put their time in to keep it in shape.

Visited October 2013
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English first
Laurel, Maryland
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Lovely Place”
Reviewed 2 September 2013

Mytoi Gardens offers a pretty, serene place for quiet contemplation, as Japanese Gardens are wont to do. It's evident that the place is being cared for - there was evidence of repairs to some of the railings. The little nooks with various plants or stone features were nice, and you never knew what you'd find when you rounded another corner. There is no fee, but there is an opportunity to give donations.

One downside is that it is so close to the road, especially at the center where the bridge and koi pond are. As people ride by on their bikes, their loud chatter disturbed the peaceful atmosphere. I would imagine that in the non-summer months, this disturbance is much less.

The other difficulty is for those who are not very mobile. My mother-in-law can't walk very far, and with roots growing over the path, she was hesitant to try. So she and my father-in-law waited near the entrance for my husband and me to finish going through. There is an area with steps going up and down hill (not standard stairs, but a riser, then a flat area 3-4 feet long, then another riser, and so on) - but that can be bypassed if you can't do steps. I have a bum knee, and was able to handle the steps just fine.

Visited August 2013
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Gloucester City, New Jersey
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98 reviews
47 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Pretty, serene, free”
Reviewed 14 August 2013

Considering this is a free area for people to enjoy, I don't think it's reasonable for anyone to expect that it is meticulously cultivated. It is a pretty little area that offers a serene place for a quiet stroll. It's nothing wildly exotic or stunning. Make sure you take bug spray!

Visited July 2013
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Providence, Rhode Island
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25 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Peace and tranquility in the midst of tranquility and peace”
Reviewed 30 July 2013

I have visited the Mytoi Gardens several times in my many years of Vineyard trips. It's a lovely garden to stroll through, and perhaps sit and commune with nature. You must have a appreciation for such things or it may not be you bag. I personally love it!! The Chappiquidick Perserve does a wonderful job of keeping this area pristine.

Visited July 2013
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connecticut
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272 reviews
142 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 140 helpful votes
“Island favorite”
Reviewed 26 July 2013

Always like to take a stroll here if i feel like taking the "on time" over for a few hours. Very peaceful and a pleasure to meander along the paths.

Visited July 2013
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